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    1895 Winchester Lee Navy Help

    Hoping this forum may help. Just acquired a 1895 Lee Navy that has most of its metal buffed out, making the markings very faint. I can barely see what looks like a serial # of 5960. Was there a block of numbers recovered from the Maine....thinking that is the reason for the metal being buffed on this rifle.
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    #5960 is a hit!!!

    It's on the list of Maine recovered rifles. I looked in "The Winchester Lee Rifle book by Gene Myszkowski were it lists the numbers. I think the old Bannerman catalog also lists the numbers. Congratulations, Ray

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    I looked on the old Bannerman page, and it shows the rifle in Mike Weight's collection. I do not know how old the site is, but I did send Mike an email to see if he still has the rifle. The serial number is hard to read, but looks like the same one on Bannerman's.
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